"Great Highway is charming, warm and melancholic, with elements and influences that range from classic country to Southwestern-influenced folk. Jacob's commanding vocal delivery is a perfect match to the music - a solid vocal presence that accentuates and nicely complements the aural atmosphere."-Sound Thread Music Blog-Read full review here.
"The end result is full of beautiful, mellow country soundscapes, with Aranda consistently sounding like a guy who is, quite frankly, going through some shit. And even if he isn't going to find pure redemption, he's going to learn from the pain and come out a little stronger and wiser on the other end."-The Bay Bridged-Read full review here.
"Beautiful music, a very timeless quality to it."-KWMR Rock of Ages, excerpt here.
"Jacob Aranda is a Bay Area musician so accomplished that it’s hard to believe his 2018 album Great Highway is also his debut."-The Z Review full review
“In Aranda, Northern California has its own contemporary master of country song form, and “Half Life” offers reflective candor behind the strong, wry exterior.”- I Luv Mondays BFF.fm here